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2009-02-27 16:05:50

The Australian Painted-snipe (Rostratula australis) is a species of wading bird native to Australia, though its distribution is scattered and any particular area is unpredictable. It was previously very common in the Riverina. Its habitat includes shallow, freshwater wetlands with thick cover of low vegetation. When conditions becomes unsuitable, it will wander elsewhere. The species has significantly declined during the 20th century and is now rare throughout its range. Wetland drainage,...

2009-02-27 16:03:37

The Greater Painted Snipe (Rostratula benghalensis) is a species of wading bird found in the marshes of Africa, India and southeast Asia (Sulawesi). Its preferred habitat are fringes of reed beds along shorelines of marshes, swamps, ponds and streams. The Greater Painted Snipe is not related to true snipes, and differs in habits, flight and appearance. This is a medium-sized bird with a long reddish-brown bill that is slightly downward curved at the tip. It has a unique white or pink eye...

2005-06-14 08:57:42

The Common Snipe (Gallinago gallinago) is a small, stocky shorebird. Adults are 23-28 cm in length with a 39-45 cm wingspan. They have short greenish-grey legs and a very long straight dark bill. The body is mottled brown on top and pale underneath. They have a dark stripe through the eye, with light stripes above and below it. The wings are pointed. They breed in marshes, bogs, tundra and wet meadows in Canada, the northern United States, Iceland, northern Europe and Russia. They nest in...

2009-03-28 15:48:43

The Jack Snipe (Lymnocryptes minimus) is a species of wading bird found in northern Europe and northern Russia. They are migratory and winter in Great Britain, Atlantic and Mediterranean coastal Europe, Africa, and India. Its breeding habitat is marshes, bogs, tundra, and wet meadows with short vegetation. It is well camouflaged in its habitat and very hard to spot. The adult is smaller than the Common Snipe and has a shorter bill. The body is mottled brown on top and pale underneath. It...

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Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.